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Tiger Safaris in India


Curating bespoke, experiential, realistic and seamless Tiger Safaris In India

Till last century wildlife meant Africa. But the success of Project Tiger in last five decades pushed the richness of Indian bio-diversity to new horizons. The fact that you see tigers in the wild only in India makes India a wildlifer’s dream.

In 1980s Ranthambhore set the tone for Tiger Safaris in India. But it was parks like Kanha National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park, Panna National Park, Jim Corbett National Park, Pench, and Tadoba National Parks, that made Tiger Safaris in India the most sought after holiday for the nature and wildlife lover.

Wildlife tourism is about taking memories and photos home. Therefore, you must go with people who will fulfill your dream of seeing tigers, and concurrently make your tiger safaris in India an evocative experience. With over 30 years of the wildlife safari experience and expertise in tiger safari India tours, Nature Safari India guarantees you a wholesome safari experience on your next Tiger Safari India adventure.

Covering an array of species and landscapes in some of the best national parks in the country for wildlife, such as Ranthambore National Park, Corbett National Park, or even Bandhavgarh National Park, our tiger safari tours showcase the best of Indian wildlife along with hints of culture and Indian heritage. Explore some of our best tiger safari India tours here.

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The best of bespoke tiger safari tours in India

India is an extremely bio-diverse land with a variety of wildlife spread across its undulating landscapes. From the Tigers of royal Rajasthan to the magnificently sized male tigers of Kanha National Park, from the historic forts of Bandhavgarh to the Himalayan Foothills in Corbett National Park, India encompasses a plethora of wildlife in its lap. Our top-rated Tiger Safari in India tour packages include these famous national parks and within them its bountiful wildlife. A tiger safari India tour indeed requires patience and perseverance, but more importantly an experienced team, which is where we come in.

We ensure that the fact file provided by us contains every little detail, as we answer all your questions regarding a tiger safari India tour. Some of the guest favorite tiger safari India tours are mentioned below. These include the Just Tigers Tour, which encompasses the best 3 national parks in central India – Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, Kanha National Park and Pench Tiger Reserve. While Kanha and Pench tie together beautifully to recite the story of the Indian Jungle book.

Bandhavgarh National Park/Tiger Reserve showcases its historic significance in Indian wildlife and heritage with the Bandhavgarh fort and stunning wildlife. Some of our other popular tiger safaris in India are the Tigers and Indian Heritage tours. These include wildlife expeditions in national parks and tiger reserves like Ranthambore National Park and Corbett National Park, along with glimpses of Indian culture and history on the lines of the iconic Taj Mahal, Khajuraho temples and the bustling bazaars of Jaipur and New Delhi.

Tiger Safari India Tours

13 Nights/14 Days

Join us on a tiger safari tour across Corbett, Kanha, and Bandhavgarh. Witness Bengal tigers, elephants, and diverse wildlife in Jim Corbett’s lush forests. Continue to Kanha and Bandhavgarh for thrilling encounters with majestic fauna in their natural habitats. 

Luxury Tiger Safaris

14 Nights/15 Days

Explore the wild realms of Bandhavgarh, Kanha, and Pench. Indulge in luxurious accommodations, expert-guided excursions, and witness majestic tigers in their natural habitat, creating unforgettable moments in the heart of India’s wilderness.

Tiger Safari India Tours

12 Nights/13 Days

Embark on a remarkable tiger safari in India through India’s iconic national parks: Kanha, Bandhavgarh, and Pench. Immerse yourself in the rich biodiversity and captivating landscapes, tracing the footsteps of Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book characters.

Tiger Safari and Culture Tours

15 Nights/16 Days

Explore India’s majestic wildlife on a thrilling journey through Pench, Kanha, and Bandhavgarh. Pair the adventure with the cultural splendors of the Golden Triangle, discovering Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur’s iconic landmarks for an unforgettable fusion.

Special Interest Tours

11 Nights/12 Days

Explore the enigmatic realm of the Snow Leopard on a Leh Tour, where the elusive cat roams in the magnificent landscapes. Witness the contrast of resilient mountains, the serene practice of Buddhism, visiting ancient monasteries and picturesque villages.

Photographic Safari Tours

11 Nights/12 Days

Exploring the diverse wildlife havens of Sultanpur, Corbett, Pangot, Nainital, Agra, Dholpur, and Bharatpur. Capture stunning moments amidst lush landscapes, vibrant avian species, and majestic tigers in these enchanting destinations.

At Nature Safari India, it is our endeavor to provide you with the best tiger safari India tours that provide learning, adventure, and unlimited memories. We encourage you to store your tiger safari India experiences in the form of videos and still photos which you will fondly go over at a later stage in life with friends, families, and your future generations.

While it is easy to capture people, landscapes, and culture, capturing wildlife poses a slight degree of challenge, as there are several dynamics involved. The professional documentaries that you see on television on wildlife involve months of shooting, expensive equipment, special permissions from the authorities, weeks of post-production, and plenty of resources. Importantly, you don’t see those things when you yourself are on a tiger safari tour.

Please see the video below shot by our team during a tiger safari tour in India, using a regular video camera, in a regular wildlife safari vehicle, with no tripods, and no extra permissions. This is how you see tigers during a tiger safari in India. We are here to guide you on important things to keep in mind before you go out for a tiger safari India tour. Read more about the Top 6 National Parks for Tiger Safari in India.

Guest Testimonials and Experiences

Our efforts have time and again been recognized by all our guests on TripAdvisor. With reviews that are 100% genuine, you can read them here or head on to our official TripAdvisor page to browse through in detail.

Alan 2 tigers
Kanha Tiger and Tigress by Alan
"Fantastic Tiger Tour"
The Covid pandemic forced us to put our safari 'on hold' from March 2020 until March 2023. Our thanks to Sharad Vats and his team at Nature Safari India for facilitating this so easily during a time of great global upheaval. It was well worth the wait. I really couldn't find fault with any aspect of our...
Alan T.
June 2023
Tiger Shot by Chris
Corbett Tiger by Chris
"Tiger and Taj Mahal safari."
We visited Jim Corbett, Kanha and Bandhavgarh parks and the last two days visited the Taj Mahal. The arrangements from start to the last day were perfect. Sharad even arranged a Zoom meting so that we could discuss our trip and then adapted the itinerary according to our requests...
March 2023
Tiger in Bandhavgarh by Paul
Tiger in Bandhavgarh by Paul
"Flawlessly Organised Trip! You couldn't do better. Highly recommended!"
This was our third tiger safari in India with Tiger Safari India / Nature Safari India organized by Sharad Kumar Vats and his excellent team in New Delhi. This trip covered Bharatpur/Keoladeo National Park, Kanha National Park...
Paul CM
March 2023

Tiger Safari India Tour Destinations

There are over 600 national parks in India which are home to close to 200 endangered mammal species. The Royal Bengal Tiger is one of the flagship species as not only is it the apex predator of the very forests that thrive here, but it is also the biggest cat among its brothers.

Recently conducted, the latest Tiger census saw a substantial increase of about 22% in the big cat population. While this is attributed to the commendable effort of the people involved in conservation, this feat is also credited to the resilience and adaptability of the Royal Bengal Tiger throughout the entire Indian subtropical eco-system.

National Parks in India vary with varying tropics and landscapes. We have the dry deciduous forest of Ranthambore National Park in the western part of India, while the evergreen Sal forest of Kanha National Park thrives in Central India. Corbett National Park is unique as it rests in the foothills of the Great Himalayan Range, making it an awe-stunning frame to capture. India has some of the most biodiverse lands, making it a hotspot for wildlife and tiger safaris and nature enthusiasts.

It is also important to note that Wildlife Tourism in India has played a key role in the conservation of important flora and fauna in our national parks. The flow of money into local communities because of tourism-related activities, has considerably reduced the pressure on the forests for bio-mass. This development has allowed the resurgence of wildlife within national parks of India, which in turn allows visitors to immerse in complete wilderness experiences as animals go about their extraordinary lives. Mentioned below are some of the most enthralling national parks for wildlife and tiger safaris in India, that invite eco enthusiasts from around the globe.

Tiger Safari India Travel guides - 2024

A Tiger Safari India experience can be a tedious one to plan, but no worries! This is where we step in. Our team of experts has drafted the following Tiger Safari India Travel Guides – 2024 to help you plan the perfect tiger safari holiday. They contain details like the best time to travel for a tiger safari in India, national parks that boast of a high tiger population for higher chances of tiger sightings, a list of boutique lodges and resorts to make your every minute memorable, a comprehensive checklist of all the other species you could encounter on your tiger safari tour in India and lastly, cultural and other wildlife destinations around your chosen park. Browse through the guides and book your next tiger safari India tour with us!

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    Bandhavgarh National Park

    Tiger Safari India Travel Guide 2024

    Bandhavgarh National Park is rightfully called the Land of the Tiger. A famous hunting reserve for the Maharajas who ruled these lands, this area has been preserved for shooting wildlife – with cameras. Come take a Tiger Safari in India with us.


  • Tiger clicked while on tiger safari in India

    Kanha National Park and Tiger reserve

    Tiger Safari India Travel Guide 2024

    We take you on a virtual trail of Kanha National Park, one of the finest National parks in India. Here's what you can expect on your trip here, keep your eyes peeled and stay vigilant. This is your chance to catch the big cats in their natural habitat.


  • tiger drinking water

    Ranthambore National Park

    Tiger Safari India Travel Guide 2024

    Ranthambore National Park is present over an area of 1334 Sq. Km with an area of 400 Sq. Km consisting of rocky hill crests which descend to open valleys between the Aravalli and Vindhya ranges, dotted with water pools and fruit trees.


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    Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

    Tiger Safari India Travel Guide 2024

    Indian history books are rife with the tales of Jim Corbett, an unlikely hero of the conservation movement. Corbett was a famous British hunter, tracker and naturalist who in his prime, hunted a number of man-eating tigers and leopards.


    Extend Your Safari Journey with Festival Magic
    (2024 -2025)

    India is a land of diversity. This diversity of culture can be best experienced through various festivals celebrated across India on different occasions. These festivals have religious, cultural and historical significance and people of the region celebrate it with much fervour. We are sharing the details of some of these festivals which can be experienced if the date of the tour coincides with the festivals. Though most of the festivals are only for a day but some of them even longer for which an advance planning is required to extend the stay for the duration of the festival. 

    • kite festival in jaipur

      International Kite Flying Festival

      14th January 2025

      The International Kite Festival, celebrated on Makar Sankranti (January 14) by the Jaipur Tourism Development Corporation, marks the Sun's transition into the Northern Hemisphere. Kite enthusiasts worldwide gather in Jaipur to showcase their skills, with the sky adorned with colorful kites of various shapes and sizes. The festival features competitions, special sesame seed dishes, and acts of charity.


    • Holi In Vrindavan

      Holi, Mathura & Vrindavan

      14 March 2025

      Mathura and Vrindavan are famous for their distinctive Holi celebrations, inspired by the playful legends of Lord Krishna and Radha. The tradition, known as Braj ki Holi, originates from Krishna's playful suggestion to apply colors on Radha to overcome his concern about their contrasting skin tones. This gave rise to various forms of Holi celebrated in these regions, including the spirited Lathmar Holi in Barsana.


    • Dev diwali

      Ganga Mahotsav and Dev Deepawali

      14th November 2024

      Dev Deepavali, celebrated on Kartik Poornima, arrives 15 days after Diwali, extending the festivity of India's grandest festival. Varanasi, a dreamlike destination for many travelers, hosts this traditional spectacle with great fervor. The celebration begins with prayers to Lord Ganesha, followed by the ritual of deepdaan, where devotees light earthen lamps (diyas) at the city's ghats against a backdrop of Vedic mantras being chanted by priests. 


    • Taj mahotsav agra

      Taj Mahotsav Agra

      February 2025

      The Taj Mahotsav, an extravagant 10-day celebration, brings the rich tapestry of Indian cultural diversity, history, and mythology to life. Held annually starting February 18th and organized by the Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department at Shilpgram, near the iconic Taj Mahal, this festival is a vibrant showcase of India’s artistic and cultural heritage.The Mahotsav is a kaleidoscope of performances, offering glimpses into India's historical grandeur and diverse cultural significance


      What's Unique

      Distinctive Characteristics of Indian National Parks

      Corbett National Park

      Corbett National Park, named after the renowned conservationist Jim Corbett, is a unique destination for tiger safaris in India. What sets it apart is its diverse landscape, ranging from hilly terrain to grasslands, making it a haven for various wildlife species. Corbett is famous for Bengal tigers and also houses leopards, Asian elephants, Gharials(a crocodile species with a long snout), and hosts the highest number of bird species. What truly makes it special is the possibility of spotting the critically endangered Bengal tiger in its natural habitat.

      elephants taking bath in river in jim corbett national park

      Bandhavgarh National Park

      Bandhavgarh is a prime destination for tiger safaris in India, known for its high tiger population. The park offers a unique experience because of its ancient caves, historic ruins, Bandhavgarh Fort, and dramatic landscapes. Besides tigers, it is home to a rich array of fauna, including leopards, elephants, Indian gaur, sloth bears, and various bird species. The chance to see tigers in this picturesque setting makes Bandhavgarh a top choice for wildlife enthusiasts.

      Bengal tigers resting near pond in bandhavgarh

      Ranthambore National Park

      Ranthambore, located in the heart of Rajasthan, is famous for its historical charm and its status as a prime tiger safari destination in India. This park’s remarkable feature is the integration of nature with history, with the backdrop of Ranthambore Fort. Tigers, sloth bears, leopards and marsh crocodiles are among the park’s residents, making it a diverse and exciting destination for wildlife enthusiasts.

      Leopard & cubs on safari in ranthambore

      Pench National Park

      Pench, straddling the states of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, offers a unique blend of lush forests and serene rivers. Tigers, leopards, wild dogs, and a wide range of wildlife call Pench home. The park’s distinct feature is its thriving bird population, making it a must-visit for birdwatchers. It’s an ideal destination for tiger safaris while enjoying the picturesque landscape.

      leopard sighted at pench national park

      Kanha National Park

      Kanha is one of India’s most well-preserved forests, providing a unique and immersive wildlife experience. The park is home to the Bengal tiger, Indian leopards, and the rare hard ground barasingha (swamp deer) & vast variety of birds. What sets it apart is the vast meadows and dense Sal forests. This diversity, coupled with excellent tiger sightings, makes Kanha a premier destination for tiger safaris.

      bengal tiger walking in kanha national park

      Panna National Park

      Panna’s unique feature is its success story of tiger reintroduction. It has seen a remarkable resurgence in its tiger population after facing a local extinction. This makes Panna a significant destination for tiger safaris, with the added attraction of waterfalls, deep gorges, and lush forests. The park is also known for its avian diversity, adding to its appeal.

      Bengal tiger cubs in panna national park

      Kaziranga National Park

      Kaziranga stands out for its exceptional conservation efforts for the one-horned rhinoceros & known for the conservation of the India’s Big Five (Bengal Tigers, Rhinos, Elephants, Wild Buffalos, Leopards). It is also an important habitat for tigers, making it a prime destination for tiger safaris in India. The park’s swamps and grasslands are unique, and it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Along with tigers, Kaziranga boasts a remarkable diversity of bird species, including the Bengal Florican.

      one horned rhino in kaziranga national park

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      For more than 30 years, Nature Safari India has hosted visitors from all over the world. We only believe in superior service, top-notch and premium class wildlife resorts, and the most knowledgeable naturalists and guides, the organization has established a solid reputation in the wildlife tourism sector of India.

      The company’s primary area of interest is offering wildlife safari experiences in India, with a focus on tiger safari tours. With significant experience in planning tiger safari excursions that give visitors the best possibility of witnessing this magnificent Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, snow leopard, Asiatic lions, Elephants, and other species in their natural environment.

      Nature Safari India offers a wide variety of wildlife safari tours, from multi-day journeys that take visitors to some of India’s most remote and stunning wildlife reserves to private wildlife, photography, and birding excursions. Visitors have a range of wildlife reserves to select from, including Kanha National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park, and Ranthambore National Park.

      We provide visitors with comfortable and opulent stays as they explore the Indian wilderness with luxury wildlife lodges that are thoughtfully situated close to the top wildlife reserves in India. Naturalists and guides who are knowledgeable and passionate about the environment and wildlife work at each lodge.

      Nature Safari India is dedicated to sustainable tourism. To make sure that our presence has a favorable effect on the environment and the local economy, we collaborate closely with the surrounding communities. The business follows stringent guidelines for wildlife conservation and urges visitors to respect the natural habitats of the animals they are visiting to observe.

      faqs on tiger safaris in india

      There are 7 other countries besides India where the Tigers roam free. But India with a population of 3000+ tigers has about three-fourth of world’s wild tigers roaming in 50 tiger reserves. The sheer number of tigers in India increases the chances of sighting them substantially. Out of the 50 tiger reserves you have excellent chances of sighting tigers in atleast 15 of them.

      The top 3 national parks for tiger safari in India are Corbett National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park and Ranthambore National Park. To read a detailed review of the three, please read our blog on the Top 3 National Parks for Tiger Safaris in India. These we mention keeping in mind the consistency of tiger sightings over last 30 years.

      Yes, jeeps are safe for a tiger safari in India. The only point of understanding is that the jeep and its occupants must at all times maintain a safe distance from the wildlife around. If you hinder their space or peace, they might not like it and in turn leave the area. Always remember that you are in their territory and it is only basic courtesy to not disturb them. Do not get off your safari vehicle to click photos, do not feed them, and do not ask the driver/guide/naturalist to speed up to chase wildlife around. These are basic rules and any form of disobedience is strictly punishable.

      The temperature in Indian jungles experiences fluctuations throughout the day. During the scorching summer months of April and May, it can climb to a peak of 45 degrees Celsius, but it cools down to a pleasant 25 degrees Celsius in the evenings. In the winter season, from December to February, the mornings can be quite chilly, with temperatures dropping to as low as 0-5 degrees Celsius, but the days become comfortably warmer, ranging between 15-20 degrees Celsius. If you’re interested in learning more about tiger safaris in India and how these temperature changes can impact your experience, click here to read further.

      For detailed blog post on the best time to visit national parks in India for tiger safaris.

      A jeep is an open roofed car which is the most agile form of tiger safari within an Indian national park. It has the capacity to seat a naturalist (also your driver), a guide (as provided by the forest department) and 06 guests while on safari. A canter on the other hand is an open roofed mini bus which has the seating capacity of a driver, guide and 16-20 guests.

      While booking your tiger safari permits, NRI’s must have their passports ready as you need to update the same on the website and don’t forget to carry your passport while going for the safari as the park officials check the same at the entry gates.

      The cost of a Tiger Safari in India varies significantly based on several factors, including the national parks you visit, the duration of your trip, the size of your travel group, your choice of accommodation (whether it’s 3-star or 4-5 star), and whether you opt for exclusive or shared jeep safaris, among other considerations.

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